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  1. Magnets in Proximity Sensing Applications

    Magnets in Proximity Sensing Applications
    Without proximity sensors, the details of our day-to-day lives would change. For example, cell phones wouldn’t be as user-friendly, manufacturing would be less streamlined, and the food and beverage industry wouldn’t operate under the same sterilization standards. Smart technology and profitable manufacturing rely on accurate measurement, tracking, and monitoring; proximity sensors provide that.  The Many Types of Proximity Sensors Proximity...
  2. Incredible Uses of Magnets in Science

    Incredible Uses of Magnets in Science
    We are constantly learning about the capabilities of and research on the uses of magnets, magnetic force, and magnetic fields. From helping moths establish a migration pattern to keeping astronauts safe during interplanetary flights, magnet science is nothing short of impressive. Read more about what magnetic knowledge we gained in 2018 in technology, in space, and in the environment. Magnets...
  3. Quick and Clever Ways to Use Magnets in the Office

    Quick and Clever Ways to Use Magnets in the Office
    When you think of magnets, where does your mind go first? Maybe an industrial backdrop – magnetic sweepers and lifters? Perhaps you think of a first-grade classroom – star magnets beneath the names of well-behaved children. There’s a good chance you don’t relate to either of these examples, but have you considered the practical uses magnets can have around your...
  4. Using Magnets in Magnetic Sign Production

    Using Magnets in Magnetic Sign Production
    From Papa John’s Pizza to political campaigns, we’ve grown accustomed to the colorful magnetic signage we see around the city or on the side of someone’s vehicle as it drives by. Maybe the sign is an ad for a local handyman, hair stylist, or Grubhub delivery service. No matter the end product, there is a production process to all magnetic signage that remains, for the most part, unseen. If you’re involved in the manufacturing of magnetic signage, or the procurement of material to make said operation run more efficiently, Apex Magnets has several high-quality products you can use “behind the scenes.” That’s right – using magnets to better make a magnetic product! Continue reading →
  5. A World First: Wind Turbines Upgraded With High-Temperature Superconductors

    A World First: Wind Turbines Upgraded With High-Temperature Superconductors
    For the first time in energy industry history, high-temperature superconductors—rather than permanent magnets—are being used in wind turbines. Continue reading →
  6. How Magnets Can Potentially Change the Auto Industry and the World

    How Magnets Can Potentially Change the Auto Industry and the World
    Self-driving cars have been on the horizon for a long time, but just how realistic is a world that travels primarily by autonomous vehicle? In 1997, the US Department of Transportation funded a series of projects to develop and demonstrate a highway prototype. The resulting automated system with embedded magnets performed “flawlessly.” This meant the possibility of switching from automatic...
  7. What Can Demagnetize a Magnet?

    What Can Demagnetize a Magnet?
    Have you ever picked up a magnet only to find it just won’t do its job? Something must have demagnetized that magnet, rendering it unusable. But what factors can cause a magnet to lose its magnetism? This is important knowledge for folks regularly working with magnets in their work or just in their hobbies. There are a few different ways to demagnetize a magnet and we’re covering 5 of the most effective methods here: Continue reading →
  8. Getting Sky High with Super-Conducting Magnets

    Getting Sky High with Super-Conducting Magnets
    Chances are you’ve been on a plane to travel to a work conference, vacation, or holiday event. It’s quick, relatively easy, and has the potential for less stress during travel (think about it--there’s no road rage in the sky)! But do you know the environmental impact of flying? When jet fuel is burned, carbon bonds with oxygen and forms carbon dioxide. This carbon emission makes up more than 80 percent of the greenhouse gases emitted in the United States Continue reading →
  9. Magnetic Sense Helps Moths in Migration

    Magnetic Sense Helps Moths in Migration
    To escape the inevitable summer heat, Bogong moths migrate every spring from Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria to the meadows of the Australian Alps. Once their journey is complete, they congregate in caves and go dormant for summer, similar to hibernation. Upon Autumn’s arrival, these insects return to their birthplaces, mate, lay eggs, and die. The eggs turn into caterpillars that develop underground throughout the winter, and the cycle continues indefinitely. Continue reading →
  10. Magnets Could Be the Key to Stopping Fishermen’s Shark Problem

    Magnets Could Be the Key to Stopping Fishermen’s Shark Problem
    There are more than 465 species of sharks roaming the world’s oceans and most of them are considered an apex predator (Get it?) at the top of their food chains. Most shark species subsist on a diet consisting of fish, crustaceans, mollusks, plankton, and other marine mammals. This can become a problem for fishermen who sometimes find enormous sharks trapped in their nets while trying to sneak a bite of the day’s catches. While the sharks can typically be removed from the traps unharmed, it can be a really difficult process. How can commercial fishermen keep sharks from getting caught in their nets? Continue reading →

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